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Meet Canadian roots music artist Lester Quitzau, a mellow guy who throws down a heavy groove. In a field where intangibles like feel and integrity count for so much, Quitzau has forged an exemplary career. What began with a solid blues apprenticeship in the funky working-class bars of Edmonton has grown into an eclectic and constantly evolving musical journey for the guitarist, singer, song-writer, composer and producer. The album, 'Keep On Walking' is a classic collection of slide-inflected folk-blues, but it also revealed a rich voice and an undeniable songwriting talent. To support the record, Lester toured relentlessly throughout the mountainous countryside, barreling down logging roads on his BMW R100 motorcycle, two guitars on his back and a saddlebag filled with CDs. Recently the track 'Valhalla" was used in the Indy snowboarding film, "Sinners", and has been shown all over the world.